For those praying about building a family through adoption, this easy-to-read, straight-forward guide is a valuable insight. Called to Adoption offers tips, and up-to-date, relevant information every parent considering adoption should know. Readers will identify with author Mardie Caldwell’s personal and professional experiences, making this resource a vital handbook as parents take steps to adopt.
This book allows hopeful adoptive parents to discover:
•The single most important decision to make before beginning any path to adoption.
•How to select the right adoption professional.
•Creative ideas to fund your adoption.
•The proven formula for adoption success.
•The shocking need for Christian Adoption.
•Encouragement from God’s word throughout the adoption process.
•How to quickly get started toward adoption.
Called to Adoption also outlines the differences between types of adoption and offers step-by-step guidance to adopt safely and successfully. Featuring stories from Caldwell’s own adoption experience, as well as from other adoptive parents, this book will prepare adopting parents for the logistic and emotional sides of adoption.
This book is recommended for Christians interested in becoming adoptive parents, or who may support those facing an adoption journey, as well as for those who want to understand the need for Christian adoption.
As founder and CEO of Lifetime Adoption Center, Caldwell has assisted thousands of families find answers to questions regarding the decision to adopt. This book also includes a special section for families considering the decision about moving from fertility treatments to adoption.
|Publisher:||American Carriage House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
As a recognized adoption expert and certified professional, Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., has helped thousands of birth parents and adoptive parents build families through adoption. After experiencing a very challenging adoption with her son, she dedicated her life to assisting others interested in adoption by founding Lifetime Adoption Center in 1986.
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Is It Time to Answer the Call?
Many feel led to adoption or a call to help others through adoption. If you question, ‚Why us? Why now?,‛ maybe the better question is, ‛Why not?‛
Remember Jonah? He was called by God and ignored His commands because they weren’t immediately comfortable. Maybe adoption seems too expensive or too difficult. Perhaps the timing doesn’t seem right. Maybe you are putting it off until after the holidays, next year, or after the next milestone birthday.
Take time in God’s presence to discern His will for you. If you are feeling God calling you to adopt, explore your options. Learn about the types of adoption and the choices you have. Your time spent may be to fulfill an adoption plan yourself, or it may simply be so that you are armed with accurate knowledge about Christian adoption so that you are equipped to help others.
As we go through each day, sharing His love with others, there are few ways to touch people for a lifetime. Adopting a child into our lives, our hearts, and His heavenly kingdom is actively changing a life for our lifetime and for eternity.
His plans may not be for you to adopt, but rather your actions may still fulfill His plans for a child. He may need you as an instrument to affect the lives of others.